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Man GLG Japan CoreAlpha Institutional Acc E GBP

Ranked 110 out of 133 in - Japan over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Jeffrey Atherton

Jeffrey Atherton is a senior portfolio manager at GLG, where he is responsible for the firm’s Japanese equity funds. Atherton has been managing Japanese funds for over 20 years and has held senior positions at Insight Investment, SGAM, TCW and Equitable Life. Before joining GLG, he worked at Stratton Street Capital LLP for five years where he was a partner and co-manager of their Japanese hedge fund strategies. He joined GLG in March 2011 and has a BA in economics from the University of Sheffield.

Neil Edwards

London born Neil Edwards studied Economics at Sheffield University in the late 70’s before beginning his investment career with Halifax Fund Management where he worked from 1986 to 2000. Neil joined the Nestle UK Pension Fund as UK equity fund manager in 2001, leaving to join Societe Generale Asset management in 2005 as a senior fund manager where, as well as managing a number of institutional funds, he co-manages two of the firm's Japan focused retail funds alongside Stephen Harker. They describe their investment style as adopting a contrarian value approach. Away from the office Neil’s leisure centres around sport with an interest in both tennis and rugby.

Stephen Harker

Teeside born Stephen Harker attended both Warwick and Sheffield Universities studying Mathematics, Economics and Finance, and started his investment career with Prudential Portfolio Managers where he worked from 1983 to ’93. He moved to Societe Generale in 2002. Stephen has managed Japanese equity funds since 1985 and, as well as managing a number of institutional funds, he currently co-manages two Japan focused retail funds alongside Neil Edwards, and they say they adopt a contrarian value approach. Away from the office Stephen lists his main leisure interest as football.


The objective of the sub-fund is to achieve capital growth through investing in the quoted securities of companies operating in Japan. To achieve the objective, the sub-fund is predominantly invested in securities of companies listed on Japan's stock markets. The sub-fund may also invest in other investments to the extent permitted by the FSA Rules as applicable from time to time.

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Japan over : 30/11/2016 - 30/11/2017

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 29/09/2017 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 3.2% -0.7% 0.6%
2016 33.6% -7.3% 3.0% 21.2% 15.4%
2015 19.8% 18.1% 1.7% -10.1% 10.9%
2014 2.4% -4.4% 4.8% 1.3% 0.8%
2013 34.1% 21.5% 7.9% 0.3% 1.9%
2012 2.4% 10.9% -9.5% -7.2% 9.9%
2011 -15.1% -8.2% 1.4% -4.2% -4.8%
2010 26.8% 19.5% -7.2% -3.1% 18.0%
2009 11.4% -6.3% 17.5% 8.0% -6.3%
2008 7.8% -3.8% 2.7% 1.1% 7.9%
2007 -3.8% 4.9% -5.1% -6.7% 3.6%
2006 -3.0% 3.6% -6.1% -0.7% 0.5%
2005 50.9% 2.2% 1.2% 21.1% 20.5%
2004 4.4% 11.9% -1.0% -7.9% 2.4%
2003 21.4% -4.5% 7.7% 18.4% -0.3%
2002 -13.4% 6.4% -0.4% -13.3% -5.7%
2001 -32.3% -8.6% 3.8% -23.9% -6.3%
2000 -31.9% -11.0% 1.7% -9.6% -16.8%
1999 186.8% 32.6% 29.9% 30.3% 27.8%
1998 -3.2% -5.8% 28.0%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date30/03/1998
  • Share Class size86Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB00B0119C67

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment500,000
  • Min. regular additional investment0


  • Annual management0.00%
  • Initial investment0

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Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated).